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South Korea coal power shutdown boosts LNG

South Korea’s president shut down eight coal-fired units in June, resulting in a large growth in LNG demand South Korea’s president shut down eight coal-fired units in June, resulting in a large growth in LNG demand.
By Andrew Walker 10 August 2017 0 27128

Coal plants due to shut down by 2022

  Capacity Built
Seochoeon units 1 & 2 400 MW 1983
Samcheonpo units 1 & 2 1.12 GW 1983/1984
Boryeong units 1 & 2 1.00 GW 1983/1984
Yeongdong units 1 & 2 325 MW 1980s
Honam units 1 & 2 500 MW 1973
Total 3.35 GW  
Source: Interfax/EndCoal/SourceWatch

A total of 10 coal-fired plants in South Korea with a combined capacity of 3.35 GW were due to be shut down for the whole of June, but a reprieve was granted to two units in Honam that were needed to provide power...